maria lopopolo
FIRE PhD student
maria's Bio

I am a PhD Student within the Microbial Paleogenomics Unit at the Institute Pasteur, Paris. My interest is to study human populations of the past and their adaptation to different lifestyles, environments and pathogens to understand the impact on their immune response and the effects of the genetic variation. Previously, I worked as a Research Assistant at the University of Oxford. Here, I explored different types of NGS technologies and their application on cancer genomics, transcriptomics and epigenetics. I have a Master in Biodiversity and Evolution from the University of Bologna.

Passionate about Ancient DNA and Human Evolutionary History

Trained as professional ballet dancer

Trying to find a bridge between Arts and Science

A paleometagenomic perspective to major lifestyle transformations in human populations
Analyse human demographic, genetic and microbial changes during the Neolithic revolution